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Raising Money and Planning for Growth
Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT
Category: Training

Raising Money and Planning for Growth

WHEN: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
2:00PM - 3:00PM (PT)

WHERE: Online

COST: PNDC Member Discount Price: FREE | Regular Price: $35


 Join, PNDC Members from Buchalter for an interactive discussion on contractual and legal considerations for investment.

 Topics will include:

  • Restructuring companies to accept investment;

  • Investment process and instruments;

  • Tips to avoid pitfalls in arranging funding, such as due diligence audits, dealing with angels and VCs etc.;

  • As well as specific funding considerations and options for those in the defense industry, such as Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants, Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), and U.S. Government data rights


Ernest (Ernie) G. Bootsma

Ernest (Ernie) G. Bootsma is a Shareholder in Buchalter’s Portland office and a member of the Firm’s Corporate and Intellectual Property practice groups. Mr. Bootsma represents start-up and growth stage businesses, as well as more mature companies. His practice encompasses entity formation, financing, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, IP due diligence, intellectual property (copyrights trademarks, and licensing), franchising law, and transactional fields. More…

Akana K. J. Ma

Mr. Ma is a Shareholder in Buchalter’s Portland office and a member of the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Mr. Ma works with clients conducting business in the global marketplace to structure effective and efficient transactions; comply with U.S. and foreign laws and regulations; transfer and protect data and technology, intellectual property, and software; negotiate contracts for the sale and distribution of products and services; and establish foreign offices and manufacturing facilities.

He has practiced international business and trade law for more than 30 years. Mr. Ma is a member of the District Export Council for Oregon and Southwest Washington, a U.S. Department of Commerce-appointed group that advises the U.S. government on international trade issues and advises clients about a variety of export issues. More….

Alison M. Pear

Alison M. Pear is a member of the Firm’s Corporate practice group, bringing to the Firm a broad spectrum of experience in corporate governance, business integrity and compliance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, international trade and export controls, and general business law.  Ms. Pear’s practice has included a wide variety of clients, spanning from start-ups to NYSE-traded public companies, on matters ranging from high-stakes acquisitions and financing transactions to daily operational matters. Industry experience includes utilities, banking, life sciences, manufacturing, pooled investment vehicles, angel investing, agribusiness, and technology. She has assisted a wide array of technology, manufacturing and financial services companies with corporate, business and transactional matters. Ms. Pear has significant expertise in federal and state securities law, including the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and international trade experience with importing products subject to U.S. FDA, EPA and CBP jurisdiction.  She is particularly adept at navigating complex regulatory systems, as well as breaking down regulatory requirements for practical applications in a business setting. More..